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Manipur Police claims illegal cross-border drug smuggling from Myanmar on the rise despite measures taken
India

Manipur Police claims illegal cross-border drug smuggling from Myanmar on the rise despite measures taken

Illegal cross-border smuggling of drugs from neighbouring Myanmar to Manipur is witnessing a rapid rise despite measures being undertaken, police said.

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'
India

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'

Accustomed to counter insurgency and curbing protests for the better part of the last three decades in Kashmir, tackling the drug menace has proven to be an uphill for the state police.

Lok Sabha polls: UP's Ghazipur is nothing like it was in 1970s, but Manoj Sinha has emerged as 2019's Sarjoo Pandey
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Lok Sabha polls: UP's Ghazipur is nothing like it was in 1970s, but Manoj Sinha has emerged as 2019's Sarjoo Pandey

Union communication minister Manoj Sinha fondly remembers communist leader Sarjoo Pandey (1919-89), arguably the tallest mass leader eastern Uttar Pradesh ever produced

Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offer
India

Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offer

Punjab has been plagued by a drug menace for years, with political parties bringing up the problem at every election rally but with no solutions.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls for national policy to curb 'drug menace' after Navjot Sidhu's remarks on legalising opium
India

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls for national policy to curb 'drug menace' after Navjot Sidhu's remarks on legalising opium

Congress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday created a new controversy by calling for the legalisation of opium in the state.

Navjot Singh Sidhu supports demand for legalising opium in Punjab; Amarinder Singh hopes drug matter will be resolved
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Navjot Singh Sidhu supports demand for legalising opium in Punjab; Amarinder Singh hopes drug matter will be resolved

Amarinder Singh reacted to Navjot Singh Sidhu's remark and hoped that this matter would be resolved once and for all.

Myanmar-based drug peddlers plotting to Kill Biplab Kumar Deb, says Tripura BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty
India

Myanmar-based drug peddlers plotting to Kill Biplab Kumar Deb, says Tripura BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty

Chakraborty raised concerns to reporters that Asia's top drug kingpin had organised a meeting at Myanmar capital and decided to eliminate Biplab Kumar Deb.

DRI seizes 1.8 kg of heroin worth Rs 9 crore in Jammu, arrests two; sleuths acted on a tip-off
India

DRI seizes 1.8 kg of heroin worth Rs 9 crore in Jammu, arrests two; sleuths acted on a tip-off

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized the vehicle in which the two were transporting the heroin worth Rs 9 crore along the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

PMO asks home ministry, NCB to map sources of iIllicit drugs to end menace before addiction becomes endemic
India

PMO asks home ministry, NCB to map sources of iIllicit drugs to end menace before addiction becomes endemic

Sources told Firstpost that Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted that entire country should be mapped for the availability of illicit drugs and main centres of activity should be identified so that specific strategies could be put in place to address this serious issues.

'Udta Punjab' needs a decisive war on drugs; governments, parties need to stop using crisis as a poll plank
India

'Udta Punjab' needs a decisive war on drugs; governments, parties need to stop using crisis as a poll plank

It is suspected that the menace of drugs in Punjab spread in the state because of support from local leaders and officials.

Meghalaya emerging as heroin distribution hub, says police; growing drug use also leading to rise in crime rate
India

Meghalaya emerging as heroin distribution hub, says police; growing drug use also leading to rise in crime rate

"With Shillong, Meghalaya as the transit point, many players, some with militant background or affiliations, are involved in the drug trafficking business to fund their anti-social activities," East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Davis Marak said.

Pakistani national running drug trafficking network pleads guilty to conspiring to import heroin into US
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Pakistani national running drug trafficking network pleads guilty to conspiring to import heroin into US

A Pakistani national, leading a drug trafficking organisation based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has pleaded guilty to conspiring to import heroin into US.

Donald Trump threatens to end foreign aid to countries that won't prevent illegal drugs from reaching US
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Donald Trump threatens to end foreign aid to countries that won't prevent illegal drugs from reaching US

US president Donald Trump has threatened to end foreign aid to countries who do not prevent illegal drugs from reaching the US.

BSF confiscates 55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore from India-Pakistan border in Gurdaspur
India

BSF confiscates 55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore from India-Pakistan border in Gurdaspur

BSF on Wednesday confiscated about 55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.

Himachal Pradesh election: Despite 'anti-drug' poll rhetoric, voters likely to swing towards party promising cannabis legalisation
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Himachal Pradesh election: Despite 'anti-drug' poll rhetoric, voters likely to swing towards party promising cannabis legalisation

The demand for legalising cannabis is drowning out with the BJP's vow to end the drug menace in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Banned items for reporters covering Xi Jinping's Hong Kong visit: Umbrellas, pens, fruit... and cyanide
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Banned items for reporters covering Xi Jinping's Hong Kong visit: Umbrellas, pens, fruit... and cyanide

Opium, umbrellas and fruit were all banned for reporters covering Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to a military parade in Hong Kong on Friday

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: UN calls for integrated fight against drugs and organised crime
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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: UN calls for integrated fight against drugs and organised crime

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked on 26 by the UN to raise awareness of the major problems drugs cause

World Anti-Drugs Day: Myanmar, Thailand torch record seizure of drugs worth $1 billion
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World Anti-Drugs Day: Myanmar, Thailand torch record seizure of drugs worth $1 billion

Myanmar, Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, as law enforcement struggles to stem the flow of drugs in the region

Illegal drugs market 'thriving' globally as opium, cocaine production escalates: UN report
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Illegal drugs market 'thriving' globally as opium, cocaine production escalates: UN report

The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc said a UN agency.